Four pitching sessions
across the week will see creative teams from Asia and beyond pitch their projects in development, guided by expert moderators Iikka Vehkalati, Ulla Simonen, Ruby Chen and Alex Lee (TBC).

The 7th ‪Asian Side of the Doc co-production platform will present 32 factual projects from 16 countries, looking for international partners and/or financing.

The selected creative teams will get to know interested potential investors, partners and buyers from across Asia and beyond. Projects’ holders attending Asian Side will be able to book one-to-one meetings with decision makers attending the market.

On November 3rd, in Bangkok, awards will be given to the presentations which most impressed our international jury in each following category:

  • Best International Project
  • Best ASEAN Project, sponsored by INA – See prizes
  • Best Asian Project: a pitch selection, 4-day accreditation, travel and accommodation for Sunny Side of the Doc 2017
  • Luang Prabang Film Festival Award: one project selection for a full-day Talent Lab (December 3) led by the Tribeca Film Institute for Southeast Asian filmmakers to develop grant writing and project pitching at the 7th Luang Prabang Film Festival which will take place on December 2-7, 2016.



  • OUT OF THE CRADLE – The Migration of Early Modern Humans – NHK, Japan
  • Thailand’s Mysterious Girl Skeleton Panorama Worldwide, Thailand
  • The Six: Titanic’s Chinese Survivors Lost Pensivos, China

Science & Knowledge

  • China’s Space Pioneers – CICC, China
  • Hope Frozen – Panorama Worlwide, Thailand
  • Soyuz MS-03 Mission Episode 2: Space, the future of the earth? – GAD, France

Arts & Culture

  • The Dream of Super Bridge – CNEX Foundation Limited, China
  • Singapore: 9 Stories of Resistance – Jason Soo, Singapore
  • Raghu Rai, An Unframed Portrait – CRCI PVT. LTD, India
  • The Fairest of them all – Sascha Schöberl, Germany
  • Year Zero36 – Rogan Productions, UK

Discovery & Lifestyle

  • Creepy Crawly Superfoods – TV Burabha Co. Ltd.,  Thailand
  • Cellar Door  – Autentic, Germany
  • Mega City – Nothing Can Stop Us – Day For Night, France

Current Affairs & Investigation

  • Fighting Inside – Living Films Co., Ltd., Thailand / Myanmar
  • Around the World in 9 Months: Generation War – Spot Productions, Hungary

Natural history & Wildlife

  • Wild Wild East – Novista Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • Swarmed – Illinois Public Media, USA
  • The Eagle’s Challenge – Lato Sensu Productions, France

Society & Geopolitics

  • Arks of Confucius – CNEX Foundation Limited, China
  • Boarding School – Suryani Liauw, Indonesia
  • Children, Seize the Future! – Impleo, Japan
  • Hockey Dreams – Vaski Filmi, Finland
  • The Unmaking: A World Without Work – Intuitive Pictures, Canada
  • My China – Chinese Shadows, France/China

ASEAN Pitch Competition on October 31 at 11am

Asian Side of the Doc opens on October 31 with a special ASEAN Pitch session to offer the opportunity to trained ASEAN producers and emerging talents to pitch their concepts in front of an audience of international decision makers.

  • The Conman and the Sea  Documania Co., Ltd., Thailand (Arts & Culture)
  • The Right to Shoot  Panorama Worldwide, Thailand (Natural History & Wildlife)
  • The Doctor  Fat Stone Films, Thailand (Current Affairs & Investigation)
  • Eye on the Ball Star Media Group Berhad, Malaysia (Society & Geopolitics)
  • 12 Wives  Talamedia (Tanakhir Films), Indonesia (Society & Geopolitics)
  • The Last Lake Cloud Films, Cambodia (Society & Geopolitics)
  • Metal Politics Taiwan  Heldenfilm, Taiwan/Germany (Society & Geopolitics)